Fewer people got lost in Japan's mountains in 2019

National Jun 18, 2020

Fewer people got lost in Japan's mountains in 2019

The number of people who got lost in mountains in Japan in 2019 stood at 2,937, with elderly people accounting for more than half of them, data from the National Police Agency (NPA) showed Thursday. Of the total, 299 were confirmed dead or missing. The ...

National Jun 16, 2020

Sapporo Snow Festival to be scaled down in 2021 due to pandemic

The annual snow festival held in Sapporo in February will be scaled down next year with the sculpting of large-scale ice statues canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Tuesday. Getting support from sponsor companies to create the massive sculptures, a highlight of ...